Global PR360 Festival takes shape as awards deadline looms

High-profile festival speakers announced; final deadline for PRWeek Global Awards is Thursday, January 14.

LONDON: As the final deadline for the PRWeek Awards approaches fast, several high-profile speakers have been confirmed for the conference part of the PR360 Festival.

PRWeek’s PR360 Global Festival and Awards will take place in London for the second year running, from April 26-29, 2016.

The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on the evening of Thursday, April 28 – the final deadline for entries is this Thursday, January 14.

The 2016 chair of Global Awards judges is Pierre Goad, group head of human resources at HSBC Holdings - he was made a group managing director in August 2015 and a board director of HSBC Bank Canada in July 2015. He was appointed group general manager and head of communications of the multinational financial services and banking company in 2014.

Speakers at the PR360 Festival include Peter Cross, director of communications at iconic retailer John Lewis; Viktoria Tegard, head of change communications at Virgin Atlantic Airways; and John Neilson, director of communications, EMEA, at Lockheed Martin.

They will be joined by Russ Brady, head of group PR at Co-operative Group; Jennifer Felton, head of communications at United Utilities; and Cordelia Kretzschmar, head of PR and artist liaison for Oxfam.

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